Gus Monk (The Monk)

Created by Blake Edwards (1922-2010) "An independent guy like Gus Monk is always attractive. He attracts women, money, excitement… and danger." No, not that Monk. This is a whole different San Francisco treat. Hmmmm... maybe they're related. The Monk was a pilot for a proposed television series, featuring George (Route 66) Maharis as GUS MONK, … Continue reading Gus Monk (The Monk)

Erica Jensen

Created by Debbi Mack Licence? I don't need no stinkin' licence! Playing by the rules and following orders while deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 as a Marine left ERICA JENSEN with a fucked-up back, PTSD and an addiction to painkillers, so she's decided to keep it low key. And who really needs all that tiresome … Continue reading Erica Jensen

Silas Booth

Created by J. Lane Linklater Pseudonym of Alexander William Watkins (1892-1971) "You--you unprincipled scoundrel!" (not all Booth's clients were satisfied) SILAS BOOTH was a private eye in post-World War II, a slick operative who oozes a lot of charm, but would rather collect his fees from criminals than from his clients--and he's not shy about collecting by … Continue reading Silas Booth

Jeff Jackson

Created by Philip R. Craig (1933-2007) Former cop J.W. "JEFF" JACKSON had enough of the mean streets of Boston. Thanks to a little shrapnel in his leg via Vietnam and a bullet lodged in his spine from his days in the Boston P.D., as well as a couple of pensions and a bit of income … Continue reading Jeff Jackson

Tom Bethany

Created by Jerome Doolittle "That particular spring day, fooling around in the library, I was interested in why good intentions so often end up making things worse than they were before. consequently I was taking notes on a great reform called the Federal Electyion Act of 1971, which gave us political action committees. Before the … Continue reading Tom Bethany

Tres Navarre

Created by Rick Riordan Rick who? TRES NAVARRE is many things -- an unlicensed TexMex private eye, a tequila drinker, a tai chi master and an outcast from academia with a pretty much useless PhD in medieval studies and the proud owner of a cat called Robert Johnson. After ten years in the City by … Continue reading Tres Navarre

Kouplan

Created by Sara Lövestam It's so hard to be a saint in the city, but that's more or less Iranian refugee  KOUPLAN's game plan. Although he has zilch experience and unfortunately doesn't look more than eighteen, he sets himself up as an unlicensed private investigator in Stockholm, his new home, by placing discreet ads in … Continue reading Kouplan

John Corey

Created by Nelson DeMille Pseudonyms include Jack Cannon, Kurt Ladner, Ellen Kay and Brad Matthews (1943--) Spy or eye? JOHN COREY is not, strictly speaking, a private eye. But using the same slightly loosened criteria afforded Dave Robicheaux and a few others on this site, he deserves consideration here by virtue of the wiseass, irreverent, … Continue reading John Corey

Cotton Waters

Created by Robert Richter COTTON WATERS is a gringo private eye on the west coast of Mexico, known to his drinking buddies in Puerto Vallarta as "Algo." A former activist and draft dodger (the first book, Something in Vallarta, is set in 1972), with plenty of old and unresolved legal and political problems back in … Continue reading Cotton Waters

Fitzroy Maclean Angel

Created by Mike Ripley "True love may be blind, but good sex sends you cross-eyed." -- Angel on the meaning of life in That Angel Look Move over, Carlotta Carlyle and Steve Midnight, and add London, England's FITZROY MACLEAN ANGEL to the the ranks of cab-drivin' PI's. Angel is a loopy, randy, trumpet-playing thirty-something ne'er-do-well/private … Continue reading Fitzroy Maclean Angel